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VACANCY: Part-Time and Volunteer Academy Scouts

16 July 2018

Burnley FC Academy are looking for spotters and scouts to join our Academy Talent Identification & Recruitment department.

There are both part-time, paid and voluntary roles available depending on experience and time available.  

Successful applicants will help with the identification and recruitment of players aged 6 to 15 years in Lancashire and West Yorkshire.  Hours are flexible but generally over the weekend and evenings.  The successful candidates will also be required to attend some monthly recruitment nights at the Burnley FC, Barnfield Training Ground.  

All successful applicants will receive an induction night on the clubs recruitment philosophy and strategy, regular in-house training, a place on The FA’s Talent ID Level 2  and a full enhanced DBS check.  They will also have access to the club’s bonus scheme whether they are a voluntary spotter or scout for successful finds.

To apply for this role applicants, need to:

Person Specification


Essential / Desirable

FA Level 1 in Talent ID Course (this is free and online)


Reliable with excellent personal and communication skills


Commitment to scouting and finding the best players in their area


A good understanding of local grassroots football in Lancashire


FA Safeguarding Certificate (providing proof of certification)


An enhanced DBS check will be undertaken, and you would be required to attend in-house safeguarding courses at the Academy. 

To apply please email a covering letter identifying why you want the position, time available to commit and a CV to David Taberner, Local Recruitment Coordinator (North West)

Your applications will be acknowledged via email and possible invitations for an informal interview will follow should your application be of interest to our Academy Recruitment & Talent Identification Department.

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